“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”

Proverbs 19:20-21

Hiking at altitudes of 12,000 feet or more involves variables in weather and safety. The first time we summited Mt. Whitney, things went smoothly. Weather conditions were kind to us, and it felt like a warm summer day at sea level. The second trip, however, was different. The entire summit area was shrouded in thick clouds, and while there was no rain, thunder resounded and threatened throughout the day. Aware of the dangers a storm would present, we tried to be wise and proceeded slowly, reminding ourselves that we had come this way before, so surely we could do it again. 

The Christian life can be like that. You come to the same course you’ve been on before. You learn and grow in wisdom; you try to handle it better than you did the first time. 

In the Bible the fool is always described as the person who trusts in himself. The wise man is the one who trusts in the Lord. God has given us Jesus, who became the very wisdom of God for us (see 1 Corinthians 1:30) so that we may enjoy the blessings that come from Him. 

Scripture Focus

Proverbs 3:5-8


Put your confidence in Jesus, not in yourself. Through trusting in Christ, we are given righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

Bible In A Year

  • 2 Chronicles 29-30
  • Psalm 22
  • Mark 1